Have You Ever Wondered Where 'The Great Food Truck Race' Participants Sleep During Filming?


Jun. 5 2022, Updated 3:47 p.m. ET

The Great Food Truck Race
Source: The Food Network

Food Network hit series The Great Food Truck Race features groups of chefs every season adapting to different challenges while selling as much food as they can for a chance to win $50,000. The titular "race" is so named because the show goes cross-country. Contestants make their way from California to Manhattan, stopping in cities along the way. With this epic cross-country trip in mind, Food Network fans want to know: where do the competitors sleep when they're on the road?

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So, where do 'The Great Food Truck Race' competitors sleep?

The show, which is hosted by Tyler Florence, has varied from season to season, but now it appears to have settled into a rhythm. In Season 1 and Season 2, the competitors on The Great Food Truck Race were already professional food truck operators — but Season 3 onward has included novice chefs looking to start their food trucks with the money afforded by winning the competition.

Team Señoreata in 'The Great Food Truck Race.'
Source: The Food Network
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For those who do not already possess food trucks, the show provides them to competitors to put everyone on a level playing field. What has gone unanswered, however, is where the competitors sleep. The show is already challenging enough without the added hurdle of figuring out sleep accommodations when not filming, so there's a good chance all competitors have Food Network-provided hotel lodgings — or they sleep in their trucks!

'The Great Food Truck Race' has been dubbed "the hottest season ever."

Season 15 of The Great Food Truck Race, begins on June 5, 2022. Previously, the race took an extra-challenging turn mid-pandemic when food truck chefs were asked to compete in chilly Alaska, but now the show has reverted to a different solo-state format: California! Many of the food truck groups this season are more than comfortable with spicy foods, but can they stand the summer temperatures in sunny CA?

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Team Salsa Queen in 'The Great Food Truck Race.'
Source: The Food Network

According to the Food Network, this Californian season premiere turns up the heat right away: "Tyler Florence welcomes nine food truck teams to Laguna Beach, Calif., where they begin the battle to win the hottest season ever. In their first challenge, Tyler dares the teams to light him up with their hottest dish, but only one team can bring enough heat to make him cry tears of spicy joy."

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Team Maybe Cheese Born With It in 'The Great Food Truck Race.'
Source: The Food Network

It sounds like no matter where competitors are sleeping, hopefully their lodgings are the least challenging parts of the competition. They'll need all their wits about them while competing!

You can catch an all-new season of The Great Food Truck Race starting June 5, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET on the Food Network. Catch up on previous seasons on DiscoveryPlus.

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